Know Your Value

Thursday, March 20, 2014

I realize that father's day isn't quite yet and all that, but this spoke to me recently and I wanted to share it. I know I've heard of this prayer letter before, but it's been a long time since I've given a good hard look at it. A little while ago, I ordered a long awaited t-shirt from Wonderfully Made, an organization dedicated to helping today's young women discover, strengthen, and reclaim their true value and worth. WM has college chapters, conferences, films, and a team of speakers and resources (such as their bible studies to discovering your worth or overcoming your past) that all aide in this mission. Ultimately, they desire to see young women rise up and live lives of true purpose, beauty and worth. And above all, they seek to glorify God and abide in His word. I have been following them for a long while and I pray that you do too - such encouragement and strength, truly.
 
So I recently ordered that shirt from them, and absolutely love it. It's pretty special to me, but surprisingly I don't wear it that often - on special occasions, perhaps. Thus far I've only worn it to a bible study on a weekday, and the rest of the days it is hanging in a prime spot in my top half of the closet, because, well, I just want to know it will be a good day when I wear it. I can't quite put it to words, but something about wearing this beautiful shirt just to de-weed the garden or write another lesson plan isn't as appealing as perhaps it should be. So I wear it when I know it will be special. Because I don't want to over-wear a loved shirt so much that it becomes not as special anymore, because of the fact that it is worn. Or maybe the fact that it is worn shows that it is so loved. But I'm getting beside myself, here. On to the point...
 
In the package was this little love letter poem, typed in a font on a two-sided light blue cardstock paper, with another holding a highlight from Psalm 139, the essential basis and mission statement of sorts of the organization. This is what I wanted to share with you; I pray it touches you in some way today. In all that you do, HE is there, HE hears you, HE sees you, and above all, HE loves you - unconditionally, unreserved, forevermore.
 
 
 
Father's Love Letter
An Intimate Message From God To You
 
My Child,

You may not know me,
but I know everything about you.
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up.
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways.
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered.
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image.
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring.
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation.
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake,
for all your days are written in my book.

Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth
and where you would live.

Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made.
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb.
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born.
Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented
by those who don't know me.

John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry,
but am the complete expression of love.

1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child
and I am your Father.

1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father.
Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand.
James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.
Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love.
Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless
as the sand on the seashore.

Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing.
Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you.
Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession.
Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul.

Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things.
Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart,
you will find me.

Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you
the desires of your heart.

Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires.
Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you
than you could possibly imagine.

Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager.
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you
in all your troubles.

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted,
I am close to you.

Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb,
I have carried you close to my heart.

Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away
every tear from your eyes.

Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain
you have suffered on this earth.

Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you
even as I love my son, Jesus.

John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.
John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being.
Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you,
not against you.

Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression
of my love for you.

1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love.

Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus,
you receive me.

1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you
from my love again.

Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party
heaven has ever seen.

Luke 15:7
I have always been Father,
and will always be Father.

Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…
Will you be my child?

John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you.
Luke 15:11-32


Love, Your Dad,

Almighty God
 
Father's Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications
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2 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I love it.

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  2. This is just beautiful. The most romantic love there is!

    XOXO
    Chelsea
    http://www.anchorsaweighblog.com/

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